---- — Middlebury Public Library
101 E. Winslow St., 825-5601
The public is invited to the library Tuesday at 1 p.m. to watch “Unfinished Song.” The comedy-drama is about grumpy Arthur, who honors his recently deceased wife by joining the unconventional local choir.
‘Let’s Talk About It’
The Tuesday “Let’s Talk About It” lecture will be given by Goshen College’s Tom Meyer on the book “In An Antique Land” by Amitav Ghosh. Stop by the library to register. Copies of the book are available at the front desk.
The public is invited to the library Dec. 10 at 7 p.m. to hear a certified health care specialist. The specialist will give a talk and answer questions about signing up for health care through the government’s new health insurance marketplace.
“Babies and Books” sessions take place at the library Thursdays at 11 a.m., “Toddler Time” takes place Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10 a.m. and “Story Time” programs are scheduled Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m. See the Kids homepage on the library’s website for program details.
The week of Dec. 9 is the last week for this fall’s children’s programs.
Syracuse Public Library
115 E. Main St., 457-3022
Food For Fines
Syracuse library staffers are collecting food and household non-perishable items to be distributed among individuals and families through the Syracuse Food Pantry. The value of the food donations can be applied to overdue fines that are owed the library.
This annual event will end Dec. 20. A list of the items requested by pantry personnel is at the library.
“Food for Fines” does not apply to lost or damaged library items.
Teens will meet at the library Tuesday at 5 p.m. to play a board game while snacking and talking about favorite books and movies. Young people in grades six through 12 are invited to the session in the library meeting room.
Library staffers are offering Book Buddies the next two Thursdays at 1 p.m. Children ages 18 months to 5 years old and their caregivers are invited.
Families will receive free books and learning materials at each session, and children will play educational games.
Goshen Public Library
601 S. Fifth St., 533-9531
537-0241, Children’s Services
534-6650, Audiovisual Services
Letters to Santa
Children wanting to write a letter to “Santa Claus” can mail their letters in the mailbox located in the library lobby. Letters can be mailed through Dec. 14.
A “Magic Tree House Book Party” is set at the library Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The event will include activities, trivia and snacks related to the “Magic Tree House” children’s book series. Register at the Children’s Desk or by calling 537-0241.
Youngsters are invited to the Children’s Department for weekly make-it, take-it craft projects all this month. Each week a new craft will be available to make while supplies last.
Storytime Express sessions are set for Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 a.m.
A craft activity and stories about giving are featured this week. This program is free and recommended for children ages 2 to 5. No registration is necessary. Call 537-0241 for more information.
Nappanee Public Library
157 N. Main St., Nappanee, 773-7919
The Nappanee Quilt Guild, a club for those interested in new quilting techniques, meets on the second Thursday of each month at the library. Members will meet at the library next on Dec. 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Children are invited to the library Dec. 14 to make ornaments for their Christmas trees. Materials for the make-and-take craft will be available in the Children’s Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Also that day, “Santa Claus” will be in the reference area for free photos from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The public is invited to a guided tour of the library Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.
For more information about library programs or to register, call 574-773-7919, or go to www.nappaneelibrary.org.
Milford Public Library
101 N. Main St., 658-4312
Extension Educator Joan Younce presented “Simple Holiday Concoctions” at the library Nov. 25. Sarita Hernandez won a copy of the book “1000 Sauces, Dips and Dressings” and Dorothy Haney won a copy of “Healthy Sauces, Dressings and Toppings.” The next nutrition program at the library is set for February 2014.
The Scrapbooking Club will meet today from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the library meeting room. A cricut machine is available for use at the library.
‘After School is Cool’
Upcoming “After School is Cool” programs are planned at the library.
A movie featuring many blue characters will be shown Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. A craft day is scheduled for Dec. 10, and a game day on Dec. 17.
The “After School is Cool” program is for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Snacks are served at all after-school events.
Santa at library
“Santa Claus” will be at the library Dec. 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Parents are invited to show up with their cameras, and children with their wish lists.
The Evening Knitting Club will meet at the library Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. in the library meeting room. The Afternoon Knitting Club will meet Dec. 13 at 1:30 p.m. in the adult department. Knitters of all ages are invited to attend, and so are knitting novices.
Dial A Story
The library’s Dial A Story number is 658-9540.
Bristol Public Library
505 W. Vistula St., 848-7458
The library will be closed Dec. 24 and 25 for the Christmas holiday.
Starting today and running through Dec. 23, the Friends of the Bristol Public Library will sponsor a “Treasures ‘n Treats” sale. The treats portion of the sale will begin Dec. 16 and feature cookies, candies and other items.
Starting today, “Miss Desi” will have craft kits available for families to take home and complete.
The Book Club will meet Dec. 11 at noon. Club members are reading “A Redbird Christmas” by Fannie Flagg. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.
Lego enthusiasts are invited to the library to build during the Lego Marathon Dec. 26 to 28.
Preschool Storytime sessions are set for today and Tuesday and Dec. 9, 10, 16 and 17. Monday sessions are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. and Tuesday sessions at 12:30 p.m.
Lapsit sessions are set for Friday and Dec. 13 and 20 at 11 a.m.
Calling All Crafters
The Calling All Crafters group is scheduled to meet Dec. 10 at 6 p.m.
The Soul, Ink writers group is scheduled to meet Dec. 11 at 6 p.m.
‘Fun with Old Books’
Several project items from the library’s “Fun with Old Books” contest are up for bid. Bids can be placed through Dec. 9. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Bristol Public Library.
Wakarusa Public Library
124 N. Elkhart St., 862-2465
Children will hear a story about a cobbler during Story Hour Dec. 9 and 10 at 10:15 a.m. Registration is required.
Children are invited to the library Dec. 10 at 3:30 p.m. to hear a story and enjoy activities, treats and the making of Christmas crafts. The event is open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Registration is required.
Children and their caregivers will hear a story and do an activity during Lapsit Dec. 11 at 10 a.m. Registration is required.
A drawing will take place Dec. 9-21 at the library. A container with beads inside will be placed at the front desk. Patrons can guess the number of beads each time they visit the library. One winner will receive a collection of six winter-themed books.
The Wakarusa Library Board will meet Dec. 13 at 7:45 a.m. in the library meeting room.
The library will open at 10 a.m. Dec. 18 due to a staff holiday celebration.
Health care program
Patty Halling, a state and federal Affordable Care Act navigator, will present information sessions at the library Thursday at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. Halling will be available to answer questions. Registration is not required.
“Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting” is given in memory of Doris Mattern by Mr. and Mrs. Doug Hullinger, Mr. and Mrs. Kathy Gates and Barbara Greer.